New York Times’ online publication chose St Vincent and Grenadines one of 52 places to go in 2015. The Travel Section of Nytimes.com, which was published at the beginning of the year, lists St Vincent at the no. 12 spot. The only other English speaking Caribbean island chosen was St Kitts.
The article highlighted the new airport construction and dive center being opened in the Grenadines, and went on to state “The largest development project ever undertaken in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the new $240 million Argyle International Airport will open this year, offering nonstop jet service from North America and Europe to the 32-island nation dotting the Lesser Antilles between St. Lucia and Grenada.”
The nytimes.com also mentioned the addition of a new dive center run by the marine conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau on the private island resort of Petit St. Vincent.
It stated that marine conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau plans to lobby for a marine preserve nearby. It appears the article may be referring to the nearby Tobago Cays which was already declared a wildlife reserve in 2006 by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines government.
With opening of the Argyle International Airport scheduled for later this year, such favorable press from the Nytimes.com should help boost travel and tourism in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
For more of the Nytimes.com, click here.